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Last Seen

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WBUR’s true crime podcast 'Last Seen': Season 2 is a genre-bending anthology about people, places and things that have all gone ... missing. It explores what losing them means, why we keep searching and whether or not they can — or even should — be found.

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Tell Us What You Think of Last Seen

April 29th, 2022

1:57

Season 2 of Last Seen just wrapped, which means it's time for a listener survey!

The second season of this show was one big experiment. We brought …

Episode 10: Searching for a Miracle

March 29th, 2022

55:14

On his way to Hollywood, a young Black man named Winston Willis stopped in Cleveland in 1959 to shoot a little pool and walked away $35,000 richer. …

Episode 9: Bad Actor

March 22nd, 2022

40:43

People will tell you Richard Bento is a good actor — on and off the stage. Over the past decade, he's been a pillar of the New England community theater scene - acting in and directing countless productions, and …

Episode 8: The Emotional Lives of Everyday Objects

March 15th, 2022

29:45

Many prized possessions and artifacts imbued with sentimental value go missing, unintentionally. But, what about when we choose to renounce the items …

Episode 7: A Most Unusual Houseguest

March 8th, 2022

34:29

When artist Alison Byrnes opened a package she had mailed to herself two years earlier, she was expecting to find a sealed box of her prints - but that's not what was inside.

The United States Postal Service had made a …

Episode 6: A Hole in the Silence

March 1st, 2022

46:02

Spain has one of the highest number of forced disappearances in the world, second only to Cambodia. During the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and General Francisco Franco's dictatorship, fascist troops killed tens of …

Episode 5: Belly Up

February 22nd, 2022

38:26

When three friends went on a rum-fueled rampage one night deep in the Nevada desert, they never expected the trouble they would find themselves in a …

Episode 4: Africa’s Lost Year of Hope

February 14th, 2022

43:50

In 1960, dubbed "The Year Of Africa", a pair of bold leaders fanned the flames of hope for a brighter future in the Belgian colony of Congo. But by …

Episode 3: The Lost World

February 8th, 2022

35:56

Every school kid learns that there are exactly eight planets in our solar system. But what if we told you there might be a ninth? A world that may be …

Episode 2: Out of Time

January 31st, 2022

37:27

Freeports are the most expensive and secretive warehouses in the world, which now hide some of the world’s cultural treasures from the public eye.

Episode 1: Murph

January 31st, 2022

36:56

In 1964, Jack Murphy, or "Murph the Surf," pulled off the biggest jewel heist in New York City history only to be caught 48 hours later.

Amory …

Trailer: 'Last Seen,' Season 2

January 19th, 2022

1:19

The new season, coming out Feb. 1, has 10 new true-crime mysteries that you don’t want to miss.

Tell us what you think of Last Seen! Please fill out our short survey.

Coming in February: Things that have gone missing

November 4th, 2021

2:31

WBUR’s popular true-crime podcast returns, with mysterious tales about people, places, ashes, planets, endangered species, feelings and much more.

Last Seen Presents: Anything For Selena

October 29th, 2020

4:52

Listen to the trailer for "Anything For Selena," a new podcast from WBUR and Futuro Studios coming in January 2021. Subscribe now so you don't miss …

Last Seen Presents: 'Madness'

July 8th, 2020

20:19

"Madness" is a new investigative series from our fellow WBUR podcast, Endless Thread. Told in 5 parts, "Madness" unravels the shocking history of …

Last Seen Presents: A Place Of Respite

November 4th, 2019

14:51

Last Seen's sister podcast, Kind World, recently produced a special series featuring stories of kindness and compassion at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Last Seen Presents: The Amber Room

July 30th, 2019

30:20

Last Seen fans, here's a story about one of the greatest missing treasures of all-time, The Amber Room, from our friends at WBUR's Endless Thread podcast.

The Amber Room was a treasure of kings and an architectural …

Last Seen Presents: 'Infectious', Part 1

May 28th, 2019

38:18

"Infectious: The Strange Past and Surprising Present of Vaccines — and Anti-Vaxxers" explores the weird, winding story of scientific innovation, medical disasters and online virality that radicalized new parents and …

Last Seen Presents: Kind World

April 22nd, 2019

11:25

Last Seen wants to tell you about another great podcast: Kind World

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Last Seen Presents Endless Thread

December 7th, 2018

26:45

We’re back in your feed to share a project we think you’ll love. There will be more from Last Seen in the new year. Until then, we wanted to share another mystery with you: an episode of the great WBUR podcast, Endless …

Episode 10: 'Last Seen' Live

November 19th, 2018

1:00:51

A behind-the-scenes conversation about how we investigated the most sensational unsolved art heist in history.

Tell us what you think of Last Seen! …

Episode 9: 'The Big Dig'

November 12th, 2018

38:17

We follow a mobster's tip to excavate a lot in Orlando.

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Episode 8: 'Flimflammer'

November 5th, 2018

43:51

After a parallel heist gone wrong, did Brian McDevitt succeed at the Gardner Museum?

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Episode 7: 'I Was The One'

October 29th, 2018

36:51

Was the world's greatest art thief the inspiration, or actually the mastermind, of the Gardner heist?

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Episode 6: 'Befriend And Betray'

October 22nd, 2018

32:04

This is a story about how to plot an art recovery, and then blow it entirely.

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Episode 5: 'The Bobbys'

October 15th, 2018

33:02

We trace the art's possible path from Boston to Connecticut to Philadelphia.

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Episode 4: 'Two Bad Men'

October 8th, 2018

40:36

Were George Reissfelder and David Turner involved in the Gardner heist?

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Episode 3: 'Not A Bunch Of Jamokes'

October 1st, 2018

37:15

Was the heist planned in the belly of Boston's criminal underworld operating out of a Dorchester auto body shop?

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Episode 2: 'Inside Job?'

September 24th, 2018

33:23

On the night of the heist, security guard Rick Abath made the critical mistake of letting the thieves into the museum. In this episode, we ask if it was indeed a mistake.

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Episode 1: '81 Minutes'

September 14th, 2018

35:11

In 1990, two thieves stole 13 irreplaceable artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. We take a closer look at what happened that night.

Introducing 'Last Seen'

July 16th, 2018

3:12

A look into the largest unsolved art heist in history: the theft of 13 irreplaceable artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. …

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